Tenerife is part of the European Union and belongs to the Schengen Area. The travel documentation needed and potential visa requirements depend on your nationality. Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information on this topic.
The vast majority of people visiting Tenerife have no need to consult a doctor or visit a hospital, however, sometimes the unexpected does happen. It is therefore good to be prepared for this eventuality to avoid costly medical bills. In some situations, you may be able to access state health care. At other times, you may need to consult a doctor privately. More detailed information can be found on our page Travel Insurance Tenerife.
Tenerife is a safe destination, however, thieves and pickpockets do operate on the island, the same as in all other holiday destinations. They rely on the fact that people are unaware or distracted. Read our information on the techniques and scams that are commonly used, to ensure that you don’t become a victim.
The rules and guidance regarding travel during Covid-19 change frequently. We have summarised the latest advice for travel via Tenerife South Airport here. For detailed information on the Covid documentation required for travel to Tenerife, please see here.